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Almost there!

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I would show you a preview of one of the new patterns I have been working on for the website.

And then I didn’t.

But now I am.

Some time over the next few days I will be uploading the pattern for the Betsy Dolls, an updated version of a classic doll pattern from the 1930’s.

I’ve changed the way the dolls are assembled, updated the instructions to use a range of today’s most common materials, and have created two more sizes for the finished dolls.

Unlike patterns that I have put up in the past, this tutorial will include videos throughout the instructions for anyone who needs a bit of extra help with a particular step. I hope to film the videos today when ToddlerGuy goes down for a nap.

Wish me luck 🙂

Please Excuse the Mess

I have just updated my blog software to the latest version and I’m in the process of learning how to make a new set of templates.

Links to things like archives, comments, categories etc will appear and disappear as I change things around. I apologise for any problems this may cause.

If you would like to contact me for any reason, you can do so here.

Op Shop Finds

I don’t buy things at the op shops very often any more but I couldn’t resist these today.
I went out with Sortahubby to buy a light for making craft and music tutorial videos this morning, and on the way home we popped in an op shop to see if I could find some fabric to make a backdrop. We film on the dining room table which has a bookshelf behind it, so it has to be hidden when making videos 😛

We found all this:

Op Shop Finds

5m of navy blue crepe, which should work well suspended from the ceiling in front of the bookcase, and “Old Bear Stories” video that we don’t have, and lots of everyday needlework notions. Needles (hand and machine), bodkins (which I desperately need after bending so many safety pins when inserting elastic), transfer pencil, laundry marker, bias binding (for singercraft guide edgings), self cover buttons, puffy angel wings, and flower stamens.

All these cost about $20 and I wish I had a bigger budget because I could have bought lots more needles, bindings and bits!

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